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Classification System: ICTV (MSL #38)

(Unranked): Virus
Ordo: Ligamenvirales
Familia: Lipothrixviridae
Genera: Betalipothrixvirus – Deltalipothrixvirus – Gammalipothrixvirus

Genus (abolished as of 2016): Alphalipothrixvirus




  • Bettstetter, M., Peng, X., Garrett, R.A. & Prangishvili, D. 2003: AFV-1, a novel virus infecting hyperthermophilic archaea of the genus Acidianus. Virology, 315: 68–79.
  • Prangishvili, D., Stedman, K. & Zillig, W. 2001: Viruses of the extremely thermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus. Trends Microbiol., 9: 39–43.
  • Zillig, W., Reiter, W.D., Palm, P., Gropp, F., Neumann, H. & Rettenberger, M. 1988: Viruses of archaebacteria. In: The Bacteriophages, Vol 1. (R. Calendar, ed), Pp. 517-558. Plenum Press, New York.
  • Index of Viruses - Lipothrixviridae (2009). In: ICTVdB - The Universal Virus Database, version 4. Büchen-Osmond, C. (Ed), Columbia University, New York, USA. [1]


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Thermophilic archaebacteria viruses